India-Russia Ink Deals for Kudankulam Nuclear Plant Expansion

External Affairs Minister recently announced during his Russia visit that significant agreements have been sealed for the expansion of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu.

Key Points

  • Expansion of Kudankulam Plant: India and Russia have finalized crucial deals to add more units to the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, strengthening their collaborative efforts in the realm of nuclear energy.
  • Russia: A Special Partner: External Affairs Minister emphasized Russia's status as a pivotal partner for India across various sectors, including defence, nuclear power, and space, highlighting the depth of mutual trust.
  • Free Trade Agreement Talks: Both nations have planned face-to-face discussions by the end of January to kickstart negotiations on a free trade agreement between India and the Eurasian Economic Zone.